Engineering & Technology Scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded to NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology students only. Please use the scholarship application link to the right to apply. The scholarships listed under the heading of "Other Scholarship Resources" are not administered by this college.  Therefore the scholarship application is inapplicable for those awards.

Application process opens on December 1 and closes January 31, 2017.

Automation Direct Technology Fund

Full-time undergraduate degree in manufacturing engineering technology or industrial management & technology (CAD or manufacturing areas of study). 

Joseph Bittorf Memorial Scholarship Fund in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Full-time or part-time undergraduate student at the freshmen or sophomore level majoring in industrial & systems engineering. 

Joseph & Rosemary Bittorf Industrial and Systems Engineering Scholarship

Full-time female undergraduate student at sophomore or junior level majoring in industrial & systems engineering. 

The Caterpillar Excellence Scholarship

Full-time undergraduate student at the sophomore level or higher majoring in the college. 

The Caterpillar and Friends Scholarship Award

Full time undergraduate students in CEET, freshmen and transfers.

Dennis Cesarotti Scholarship in Safety and Industrial Hygiene

The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support towards tuition and other educationally related expenses for a senior level student who is seeking an undergraduate degree in the Industrial Management & Technology, Environmental Safety & Health emphasis in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, and preferably within two semesters of degree completion.

Crane Composites Expendable Scholarship Fund in Engineering & Engineering Technology

Full time undergrad student in CEET, must demonstrate financial need, preference given to children of single parent families.

Dean's Diversity Scholarship for Freshmen and Transfers

First semester freshmen or transfer student from under-represented group, any major in the college.

ETAS Endowed Scholarship

Full-time undergraduate student at the sophomore level or higher majoring in the college.

OMRON FIRST Robotics Scholarships

First semester freshman who has participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition of FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) for at least two years.  Minimum GPA of 3.00 (on 4.0 scale) required.

Arthur D. and Florence S. Graffam Engineering Technology Scholarship

First semester freshmen or transfer student, must be an engineering technology major which is different than an engineering major, visit the Department of Technology to learn more about the engineering technology program.

The Romualdas and Nijole Kasuba Endowed Scholarship 

Full-time mechanical engineering student, junior or higher level.

Leadership Tuition Program

First semester freshmen or transfers, any major in the college, preference given to under-represented groups.

Lin Engineering Technology Scholarship

Majoring in electrical engineering technology or industrial management & technology (electronics area of study).

The Anthony L. Manne Scholarship in Engineering Technology

Full-time undergraduate student, senior level, technology majors only.

The Max Zar Scholarship in Engineering

Full-time undergraduate student in electrical, industrial & systems or mechanical engineering, with senior standing by the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is awarded.

NECA-Northeastern Illinois Chapter Scholarship in Memory of Peter Cattaneo, Sr.

Full-time undergraduate student major in electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology. 

NIU-NECA Student Chapter Scholarship

Full-time undergraduate student majoring in electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology and current active member of the NECA student chapter.

Doc & Betty Newell Scholarship

Full-time undergraduate student in electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology. 

OMRON Foundation Electronic Engineering Scholarship

Full-time undergraduate student in electrical engineering with junior or senior standing.

Road Builder Charities Scholarship

Declared major in the college, preference to Illinois residents and demonstrated financial need.

Other Scholarships Resources

The scholarships listed below are NOT administered by this college.  Therefore, the NIU Academic Works scholarship application is inapplicable for these awards.  Please follow the specific link for each foundation, company or organization's scholarship listed and follow their specific instructions.

F.C. Tucker Scholarship

Full-time undergraduate or graduate degree seeking students in an accredited institution.  Can be used for tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board. Must be U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.  Must be at least 18 years old.  Applications deadline is usually the end of May for the upcoming school year.

Chassis Plans Leadership in Engineering Scholarship

Full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree in engineering.  Hold U.S. Citizenship, cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher, must have completed the equivalent of two years of full-time college study by the time the scholarship is funded, submit typed essay along with application.  Applications are usually due by the end of June.

Old Crows Windy City Scholarship

Full-time junior or senior majoring in engineering who demonstrates an interest in National Defense and academic excellence.  

Northern Lights Ambassadors Application

Must be full-time sophomore, junior, or senior in good standing with the college who has GPA of 3.00 or higher. Must be available to attend events and monthly meetings.

NIU Alumni Association Scholarship

The NIU Alumni Association offers $2,500 merit scholarships available to continuing college students who are enrolled full-time at NIU for both the fall and spring semesters ($1250 each semester). Each applicant is eligible only to receive one Alumni Association scholarship per academic year.

ASCO Pneumatics Industrial Automation Scholarship

Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in manufacturing and processing engineering.  

GE/LULAC Scholarship Program

Full-time student currently enrolled in business or engineering and our classified as college sophomores by the fall.

ICRI Chicago Chapter Scholarship

Student who has completed or will complete at least two years of study by the end of the summer towards bachelor's degree program related to concrete design, materials, construction or any combination of these areas.

Army ROTC: Northern Illinois University

Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Various

The College Scholarship Program is available on a competitive basis to community college, four-year college and graduate students of Hispanic heritage. Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $3,000.

Erma Byrd Scholarship Program 

The Erma Byrd Scholarship Program provides scholarships to individuals pursuing a course of study that will lead to a career in industrial health and safety occupations, including mine safety. The program has a service obligation component, which requires recipients of the scholarship to begin employment in a career position related to industrial health and safety no later than six months after completion of the degree program, and to continue to work in a career position related to industrial health and safety, including mine safety, for a period of one year. An estimated $1 million will be available for an estimated 110 awards.

NIU Scholarship Finder

The NIU Searchable Scholarships Web site can give a customized list of potential awards or browse ALL scholarships available.

Edward D. Hendrickson / SAE Engineering Scholarship

A scholarship created in memory of Edward Hendrickson, who was active in SAE.  The $1,000 scholarship is renewable.  Must be a U.S. resident, have a 3.75 GPA, be in the 90th percentile for math and reading on SAT or ACTs, and be pursing an engineering degree.

Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers Scholarship

Up to four scholarships available.  Applicant can either be a high school student who will graduate the year applying or a currently enrolled student already attending college.  Applicant must be a major in a curriculum which will be compatible with a career in the aggregates industry.  

Salt Creek Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers

Engineering and engineering technology majors at sophomore, junior or senior level.

SMART Scholarships (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation)

Established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.

Society of Women Engineers - Quad Cities/Muscatine Section Scholarship

One scholarship is available for female junior or senior college students pursuing a B.S. degree full time. Applicant must be a paid member of SWE.  Applicant’s home address must be inside the SWE-Quad Cities/Muscatine section boundaries. These include IA zip codes starting with 527-528 and IL zip codes starting with 612.